A Good Year Reviews
It's a good storyline and an okay movie. I never felt the urge to turn it off, but there's still something missing. There needs to be something more to keep me really hooked to the screen. Even if I didn't feel the urge to turn it off I wouldn't really say that I was hooked.
I needed more backstory between Russell Crowe and Marion Cotillard, so I could believe in their chemistry more. Which I didn't, now.
JUST BECAUSE RIDLEY AND RUSSELL AREN'T PRODUCING A FILM WITH MACHO MASSACURING AND SLAUGHTERING OF THE CHARACTERS THE CRITICS DECIDED IT IS NOT THEIR FORM OF ENTERTAINMENT. BOO HOO!!!!
The only real complaint I have is with the last 15 minutes, the reviewer in me wants to dislike it because it relies on massive coincidences but the person who enjoyed the film that they saw just wants to let the happy ending be and I think I'll stick with that. It's just a little annoying, for a film that seems to go against trappings of its type, the ending seems too clean. It's funny because I said to myself before watching that a romcom that is just under two hours seems a little long and probably should be an hour 45 max, but this film showed me how it can be done. It didn't ruin the film and I'm probably making a bigger deal out of this than necessary but it's just something to note and, hey, it's a film with Russell Crowe that's under 2 hours, can't say I've seen many of those, haha. However, I did like that one subplot involving Abbie Cornish's character resolved itself pretty much soon after it began, because that really didn't need to be any bigger than it was and the filmmakers realised that. And it's probably one of the only films in the romance genre to have a bee and a scorpion jump scare, haha. I've said the word charming and pleasant numerous times but that's just how much I liked it, I really did enjoy this film a lot, it made me smile and I felt good. I would happily watch this again many more times. I remember looking at the poster a while ago and just smiling because it seemed so inviting and nice, I love a well done romance film and this is one of them. Overall, it's just really nice and it's really pleasant.
The critics of this movie are just an example of how little understanding of other cultures leave us behind, the right to think that our point of view is the only one worth it and that the vox populi is not always right about something. Some of us consider this a GREAT movie with a taste of nostalgia, memories and lilttle taste of good comprenhension about the life in Provenze.